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Zechariah 5 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 I looked up again and saw a flying scroll. 1 I looked again--and there before me was a flying scroll!
2 "What do you see?" the angel asked me. "A flying scroll," I replied. "It's 30 feet long and 15 feet wide." 2 He asked me, "What do you see?" I answered, "I see a flying scroll, thirty feet long and fifteen feet wide. "
3 He said to me, "A curse sent by the LORD is written on it. It is going out over the whole land. Every thief will be driven out of the land. That is what it says on one side of the scroll. Everyone who lies when taking an oath to tell the truth will also be driven out. That is what it says on the other side. 3 And he said to me, "This is the curse that is going out over the whole land; for according to what it says on one side, every thief will be banished, and according to what it says on the other, everyone who swears falsely will be banished.
4 The LORD who rules over all announces, 'I will send the curse out. It will enter the house of the thief. It will also enter the house of anyone who lies when taking an oath in my name. It will remain in that house and destroy it. It will pull down its beams and stones.' " 4 The LORD Almighty declares, 'I will send it out, and it will enter the house of the thief and the house of him who swears falsely by my name. It will remain in his house and destroy it, both its timbers and its stones.' "
5 Then the angel who was talking with me came forward. He said to me, "Look at what is coming." 5 Then the angel who was speaking to me came forward and said to me, "Look up and see what this is that is appearing."
6 "What is it?" I asked. "A measuring basket," he replied. "The sins of the people all through the land are in it." 6 I asked, "What is it?" He replied, "It is a measuring basket." And he added, "This is the iniquity of the people throughout the land."
7 Then the basket's cover was lifted up. It was made out of lead. A woman was sitting in the basket! 7 Then the cover of lead was raised, and there in the basket sat a woman!
8 The angel said, "She stands for everything that is evil." Then he pushed her down into the basket. He put the lead cover back over its opening. 8 He said, "This is wickedness," and he pushed her back into the basket and pushed the lead cover down over its mouth.
9 I looked up and saw two other women. They had wings like the wings of a stork. A wind sent by the LORD carried them along. They lifted the basket up between heaven and earth. 9 Then I looked up--and there before me were two women, with the wind in their wings! They had wings like those of a stork, and they lifted up the basket between heaven and earth.
10 "Where are they taking the basket?" I asked the angel. 10 "Where are they taking the basket?" I asked the angel who was speaking to me.
11 He replied, "To the country of Babylonia. A temple will be built for it. When the temple is ready, the basket will be set there in its place." 11 He replied, "To the country of Babylonia to build a house for it. When it is ready, the basket will be set there in its place."